Since becoming editor at Siuslaw News in September (Yes, I’m still the editor), one of my goals has been to make a more personal connection as a newspaper with our community. In Wednesday’s issue, I took the opportunity to open up a bit to our readers about one of the things I’m most thankful for and why…
Though it’s been 35 years since I arrived in Oregon as a high school sophomore, when people ask where I moved from, I still whisper when I say, “California.”
I do so in jest (mostly), secure in the knowledge that revealing my California roots — however withered — won’t suddenly bring nearby conversations to an embarrassing halt, leaving cricket chirps in its place.
Part of the reason is because, more often than not, those around me are also originally from California.
Seriously, folks. I’ve heard you whispering.
But recently, I’ve come to realize there’s a different reason I whisper when it comes to explaining where I was in relation to where I am now.
It’s a whisper rooted in thankfulness. Continue reading